OBITUARY: James Robert McCasland Jr.


James Robert McCasland Jr. was born on December 29th, 1947, in Madison, TN. At the age of 76, on May 2nd, 2024, at 2:16 p.m., Jesus took him home to live forever.

He was preceded in death by Barbra Jane Webb McCasland (late wife/mother of children), James Robert McCasland Sr. (father), Bessie Bowers McCasland (mother), Louise “Nana” Webb (mother-in-law) Cindy Elaine McCasland (younger sister), and Elan Webb McCasland (grandson).

He is survived by Debbie Whittemore Walrond (life-long friend). Siblings: Barbra McCasland Talley and Carol McCasland Edwards. Children: James Robert McCasland III and Jason Webb McCasland Sr. (Leslie). Grandchildren: Nikki Mae McCasland Mercer, Seana Linn McCasland Mansfield, John Michael McCasland, Anna Grace McCasland, Sadie Jane McCasland, Jason Webb McCasland Jr., Abbey Mae McCasland, and Rylie Elizabeth McCasland. 6 great-grandchildren, plus one to be delivered in September of 2024. Multiple nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and uncountable cousins.

Robert was drafted into the United States Army on September 14th, 1967. He was a sky soldier in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Infantry. He was honorably discharged on August 31st, 1969, having served 1 year, 11 months, and 18 days. He then went on to become a boilermaker for L&N Railroad in Nashville, TN. He retired and became a successful entrepreneur and valuable citizen of Goodlettsville, TN.

James Robert McCasland Jr.’s Celebration of Life will be held at his home, 5105 Brick Church Pike, Goodlettsville, TN, on Saturday, June 15th, 2024. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The service will begin at 6 p.m., with a reception to follow. All are welcome.

Honorary Pallbearers: Goodlettsville Pool Hall Gang and GHS class of 1965.

Active Pallbearers: James Robert McCasland III, Stanley Houston McQuiston Jr., Terry Farrar Clendenin, Joshua Farrar Clendenin, Hansel Davenport Jr., and Zachary Nathaniel Gibson.

Any donations in Robert’s honor can be donated to the McCasland family church, “Union Hill Baptist Church”.


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